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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Northern Summer on Titan
June 22, 2017

Northern Summer on Titan While yesterday's solstice brought summer to planet Earth's northern hemisphere, a northern summer solstice arrived for ringed planet Saturn nearly a month ago on May 24. Following the Saturnian seasons, its large...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Keep Rolling Luggage Upright with Physics (Wed Jun 21 7:05 pm)
    A team of physicists has revealed why rolling suitcases start rocking from wheel to wheel—and how to avoid that frustrating phenomenon. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Engineers Build Bendy Batteries for Wearables (Mon Jun 19 11:20 am)
    Researchers built silver–zinc batteries that can bend and stretch—meaning they could be more elegantly integrated into future wearable devices. Christopher Intagliata reports.  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ...
  3. World's Most Powerful Particle Collider Taps AI to Expose Hack Attacks (Mon Jun 19 5:45 am)
    Machine learning is crucial to staying ahead of hackers trying to break into at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider’s (LHC) massive worldwide computing grid -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. China Shatters "Spooky Action at a Distance" Record, Preps for Quantum Internet (Thu Jun 15 1:00 pm)
    Results from the Micius satellite test quantum entanglement, pointing the way toward hack-proof global communications—and a new space race -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Black Holes, Cosmic Collisions and the Rippling of Spacetime (Mon Jun 12 10:00 am)
    -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

PhysicsWorld Headline News (Top 5 items)

  1. 'Momentum microscope' measures quantum correlations (Thu Jun 22 10:44 am)
    Many-body problem solved for colliding condensates
  2. Flash Physics: Dead galaxy mystifies astronomers, a photon dam bursts, Space Industry Bill for the UK (Thu Jun 22 8:17 am)
    Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
  3. Flash Physics: X-rays reveal virus structure, Qatar blockade could affect helium supplies, LISA gets go-ahead (Wed Jun 21 10:57 am)
    Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
  4. Optical centrifuge magnetizes molecular gas (Tue Jun 20 10:32 am)
    Technique could produce large numbers of spin-polarized electrons
  5. Flash Physics: Physics of skull building, exoplanets come in two sizes, South Korea begins nuclear phase-out (Tue Jun 20 7:38 am)
    Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

EurekaAlert Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Sciences News (Top 5 items)

  1. Bacterial organizational complexities revealed (Wed Jun 21 11:00 pm)
    (Michigan State University) For the first time, scientists have visualized the fine details of bacterial microcompartment shells -- the organisms' submicroscopic nanoreactors, which are comprised completely of protein.
  2. A rising star (Wed Jun 21 11:00 pm)
  3. How do genes get new jobs? Wasp venom offers new insights (Wed Jun 21 11:00 pm)
    (University of Rochester) In a study published in Current Biology on June 22, the lab of Professor John Werren at the University of Rochester describes how four closely related species of parasitic wasps change their venoms rapidly in order...
  4. Geology rocks the Pacific Northwest: GSA Meeting returns to Seattle (Wed Jun 21 11:00 pm)
    (Geological Society of America) Registration is open for The Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting & Exposition, to be held Oct. 22-25 2017 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, USA.
  5. UK Chemistry researchers develop catalyst that mimics the z-scheme of photosynthesis (Wed Jun 21 11:00 pm)
    (University of Kentucky) Published in Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, the study demonstrates a process with great potential for developing technologies for reducing CO2 levels.

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. Scientists uncover origins of the Sun's swirling spicules (Wed Jun 21 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) For the first time, a computer simulation -- so detailed it took a full year to run -- shows how spicules form, helping scientists understand how spicules can break free of the sun's surface and surge upward...
  2. NASA's infrared and radar eyes in space cast on Tropical Storm Cindy (Wed Jun 21 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed Tropical Storm Cindy in infrared light to identify areas of strongest storms and the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM satellite found locations of heaviest rainfall...
  3. NASA's Webb telescope gets freezing summertime lodging in Houston (Wed Jun 21 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's James Webb Space Telescope was placed in Johnson Space Center's historic Chamber A on June 20, 2017, to prepare for its final three months of testing in a cryogenic vacuum that mimics temperatures in...
  4. Unexpected rotation in a stone-dead galaxy (Wed Jun 21 11:00 pm)
    (Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen) joint European-US study led by experts from Niels Bohr Institute (NBI) at University of Copenhagen, Denmark, reveals a rotating stellar disk à la the Milky Way in a stone-dead galaxy 10 billion...
  5. Magnetic memories of a metal world (Wed Jun 21 11:00 pm)
    (St John's College, University of Cambridge) Research deciphering the hidden magnetic messages encoded in a rare group of meteorites has helped secure nearly half a billion dollars of NASA funding for a journey to their parent asteroid -- the...

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